cred´i|ble|ness

cred´i|ble|ness
cred|i|ble «KREHD uh buhl», adjective.
worthy of belief; believable; reliable; trustworthy: »

That boy's excuse for being absent was hardly credible. It hardly seems credible that your son has grown so tall in one year.

[< Latin crēdibilis < crēdere believe]
cred´i|ble|ness, noun.
cred´i|bly, adverb.
Usage Credible, creditable, and credulous are sometimes confused. Credible means believable: »

His story is hardly credible; how could all that happen to one person?

Creditable means bringing honor or praise: »

He turned in a creditable performance, though his heart was no longer in his acting.

Credulous means too ready to believe: »

Credulous people are easily fooled.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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